STJ’s Madison Smith Receives Top Female Choral Honor
Saint James senior choral student Madison Smith named Outstanding Female Choral Student in District VI for the Alabama Vocal Association. Smith, recently selected as a member of the prestigious Army All-American Marching Band, is Drum Major of the award-winning Saint James Marching Trojan Band and a member of the Color Guard. Smith plays clarinet in the school’s concert band and has also appeared onstage in various STJ productions, including, most recently, “Honk!” as well as “Anything Goes” and the lead role in “Annie.”
The competition requires each student to perform a classical piece, write an essay, submit a resume with three letters of recommendation, and participate in a 15 minute interview with the judges. Smith will now advance to compete for the Alabama Vocal Association’s state title, to be given at the All-State Choir Festival in Birmingham, in April.